One sold, two remain
The backstory: approx 4 years ago I began to built my Brew-Magic clone
, and succeeded. After about a year of brewing, it was time to tear her down for some cleaning and maintenance and that's what I found the short comings of using threaded pipe fittings. There was a TON of built up sludge and gunk on the heating element, very gross. I began to find a easily cleanable solution and that's what led me here.
What I constructed was a completely Tri-Clamp system that uses a tee an an eccentric reducer to house the heating element. The eccentric reducer naturally forced the air pocket out of the heat exchanger. 3 years later, this setup is still rocking and rolling and most important, is clean! The heating element I use is a short, high density Camco element. You have to make a slight bend to it, and it fits perfectly.
To get the parts, I had to meet a minimum order of $250.00. At the time, my plan was to perfect the HEX tube and then resell them. After speaking to my attorney brother in law, I'm frankly too scared of the liability of mixing electricity and water, so I dug these out of the closet and decided its time to liquidate.
I have three of these total. They come with the tube, the 1" TC fitting to hold the heating element, and then your choice on the bottom and exit fittings. You can get either 1/2" male or 1/2" female fittings on each side. I'll toss in some extra o-rings as I divvy up the inventory.
Here are some pictures of the HEX tube:
And here's the tube installed in my rig, so you can see how I plumbed it:
I pump in from the bottom and have my PID temp probe on the exit of the tube. I find no differences from the PID and my mash temp once everything gets warmed up and circulating. I also pump 100% of the mash duration.
No leaks, seconds to disassemble and clean.
I'm asking $100.00 per setup, shipped Priority Mail. PM with any questions!